ALERT! Thursday night's performance is sold out! You can still find great seats for Friday or Saturday.
2017 AfroPunk Battle of the Bands winner Courtnee Roze brings her new work The Culture to the Kimmel Center, performing the music she created in Philadelphia during her Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Roze is a percussionist, lyricist, writer, and bandleader based in New York.
She will take audiences on a musical journey through her life, highlighting various influences that have inspired her sound-- hitting on issues such as racism and love. A symbol of female empowerment playing a powerful instrument, Roze’s music is a fusion of afro beats, funk, and spoken word. The Culture will not only feature a diverse musical soundtrack, but will include non-traditional vocal patterns, dance and tactical staging.
Roze has performed and collaborated with celebrated musicians including J. Cole, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Tony Award winner Lachanze. She continues to deliver diverse and memorable performances, instilling that drums and percussion are the heartbeat of music.
“It is an honor to present Courtnee Roze’s The Culture, a work she began developing during our 2015/16 Theater Residency under the guidance of our producing Artistic Director Jay Wahl,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
This is a designated BYO performance. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two patrons. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night patrons are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.